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Between 1949 and 1958 Cork and Tipperary met 9 times in the Munster Championship. Cork won five and Tipperary four. Apart from 1953 when Cork won by five points the margin was three points or less in the other eight meetings. Crowds in excess of 40,000 followed the two great rivals of the era. Cork's Christy Ring and Tipperary's Mickey "The Rattler" Byrne met many times in the heat of battle in that period.

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Between 1949 and 1958 Cork and Tipperary met 9 times in the Munster Championship. Cork won five and Tipperary four. Apart from 1953 when Cork won by five points the margin was three points or less in the other eight meetings. Crowds in excess of 40,000 followed the two great rivals of the era. Cork's Christy Ring and Tipperary's Mickey "The Rattler" Byrne met many times in the heat of battle in that period.